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Old May 2nd, 2005, 07:16 PM
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Hey Buckon37's

i'm messin' around w/ some Fox airshocks and i remembered you posting some photos of your coilover setup that looked pretty clean... any chance you can post up a few of those shots again?

also what size coilovers where you running?

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Old May 2nd, 2005, 10:22 PM
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Hey,

Like I need an excuse to post pics! Here are a few I just snapped. Yousef has some mounted in the rear if that interests you also. I mounted 14in Fox. The last one is just the top off. Thought I would throw it in.
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 10:35 PM
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AWESOME...thanks man

you mount the lower tabs on the top of both axles?
so you have 14" front and rear?

maybe we can get yousef to post up a few too...?
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Old May 2nd, 2005, 10:54 PM
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I did not run coilovers in the rear. In the back, in order to mount coilovers properly you have to either have a lot of lift, around 8in I guestimate, or you have to cut holes in the floor. If you tip the coilover back or front enough to run a coilover with 3-4in lift, it is at too much of an angle and the suspension will unload too easily and generally perform like crap. At the time, I did not want to cut holes, now, if I move the axle back, I will cut holes and run coilovers or airshocks. The front are mounted over the axle in centerline. I mounted them way out on the knuckle so the force of any impact is distibuted as far away from the center as possible. This along with a big truss lets me safely jump the truck pretty well. I have been at about 2-3 feet off the ground, lands like butter. Here is a pic of the mount, you can see the start of the truss on the left side.
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Old May 3rd, 2005, 10:39 PM
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Dave is right. When I installed the coil overs in the back I went with North Texas Rovers mounts and my truck was simply unbalanced and it sucked off road. My front end no longer flex with 3-link and low rate springs. All the travel was in the back, and off course those mounts only lasted one off road trip Keith at Rover Tracks built me a new mounts where the shock now sits more up right and believe it or not my front flexes very close to the rear. I almost have even flex. Soon I will design and build my own front and rear coil over mounts where I'll have the rear sit almost vertical but I do have to cut the upper spring mounts. As for unloading that's very common with coil overs with 3 or 4 link suspension, and I advice you to run one limiting strap on the center of the axle with 4" of slack to keep it from unloading on steep climbs and descents, unless someone really knows what they are doing to stop it from unloading but I canít see how! Sorry I don't have pic.s since my friend borrowed my camera and didn't return it yet. I thing there is a picture of the rear coil over mount on rover tracks website. I'll take some detailed ones soon.
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Old May 5th, 2005, 08:59 PM
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here's Yousef's old mounts .... an example of how NOT to do it!!!

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